Cancer claims the lives of ten million people around the world each year and there are few medical procedures available to properly diagnose and treat the disease. This September 2008 editorial which first appeared in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal looks at the NRU crisis, the design shortfalls of the 10 MW thermal MAPLE reactors, and several proposals on how one can deal with the NRU crisis, the MAPLE shortfalls and expanded SPECT radioisotope production using Canadian made... Topics: SPECT radioisotope production, NRU, Maple Reactor, cyclotron, CUPJ
An editorial from the September 2007 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal challenging Canada's Provincial Premiers to make physics education a priority in schools across the country. A special thanks is given to the Hon. Jean Charest for his past and continued support for science and industrial policy in Canada and for his assistance to get a Canadian made TR-19 cyclotron installed at the CUSE site in Sherbrooke Quebec. Topics: Physics Education, education challenge, Jean Charest, TR cyclotron, CUPJ
This is a reprint of an article by Kate Montgomery which appeared in the Spring 2010 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. The article describes how a proton cyclotron bombarding an enriched moly-99 target can produce tech-99m by a p, 2n reaction. The excitation curve for this nuclear reaction is included in the article. The creator of this archived work was a consultant on this paper and provided the background physics to Ms. Montgomery. Topics: Technetium 99, Molybdenum 99, SPECT, Isotope, cyclotron, NRU, radiopharmaceutical, CUPJ
This is the spring 2010 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. I was Editor in Chief of the CUPJ until then. The youngster who came after me were not able to keep the little journal that could in operation. It has been defunk since April 2010. As the most recently published EiC for this journal I feel the obligation to archive the journal for general use. Topics: Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal, Spring 2010, Editorial Counting the years back five...